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Reinheitsgebot, Germany’s 500 year old Beer purity law

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Stamp celebrating the history of the Reinheitsgebot.

The Reinheitsgebot  (literally "purity order"), sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law", is the collective name for a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany src Wiki

Five hundred years ago, on April 23, 1516, two Bavarian dukes enacted the law. “In all cities and markets and in the countryside,” the Reinheitsgebot reads, “only barley, hops, and water may be used for brewing beer.” (Yeast was added to the law later, after Louis Pasteur discovered what was doing the fermenting.)  src HBR

The text of the 1516 Bavarian law is as follows: We hereby proclaim and decree, by Authority of our Province, that henceforth in the Duchy of Bavaria, in the country as well as in the cities and marketplaces, the following rules apply to the sale of beer: FromMichaelmastoGeorgi, the price for one Mass [Bavarian Liter 1,069] or one Kopf [bowl-shaped container for fluids, not quite one Mass], is not …

3+1 feedback model - 3 positive to 1 need for improvement

Why is Feedback only synonymous with Negative? Why do we give only Negative Feedback?

It's very common to see people get very defensive when someone gives a feedback which is perceived as Negative. One tends to lockdown and get into a counter offensive mode whenever such feedback is given. This very often results in promoting a culture where people don't openly discuss issues.

This author,Sonia Di Maulo proposes a 3+1 feedback model. For every One opportunity for improvement, 3 positives need to be highlighted first.

They key to the 3 positives is

It builds Trust and CollaborationIt increases engagement